Virginia Fay Eliason, age 84, of Bluebell, passed away April 23, 2018 at a Salt Lake Hospital after suffering a stroke.
She was born January 7, 1934 in Salt Lake City to George Kooyman and Faye Stokes Kooyman.
She married James Ivan Eliason in 1951 and he later died.
Virginia loved to hunt rocks in the outdoors and going for rides. She did beautiful embroidery, needlepoint, and crocheting. She made a number of afghans. She was an avid reader of all kinds and often read a book a night. She enjoyed music, particularly music by Bob Seeger and The Moody Blues. Her passion in life was helping people.
She is survived by children, Arbor (Shawn) Eardley, Roosevelt; Shonna Sine, Bluebell; and Lonny Eliason, Cedarview; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a brother and two sisters, Roy Kooyman, of Idaho; Barbara Riga, and Saundra (Richard) Garcia; both of Salt Lake City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; son, Terry James Eliason, and daughter, Kimberly Ann Smith, and a sister, Elaine Jarvis.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Hullinger Mortuary where there will be a viewing Tuesday morning 1 hour prior to the service.